Testing of the BMW 4 Series Convertible LCI in Public

BMW 4 Series Convertible

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Spy Photos

Testing of the BMW 4 Series Convertible LCI in Public

https://www.motor1.com/news/658328/2024-bmw-4-series-convertible-spied-mid-cycle-refresh/

The BMW 4 Series is preparing for its LCI facelift and spy photos have been released. The car will get new headlights, grille, taillights, and interior updates, such as the iDrive 8 system. The 4 Series Convertible will come with a B58 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine with 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The car is designed to be a mini GT car that is best enjoyed with the top down.

The new headlights on the BMW 4 Series LCI Facelift keep the grille.

BMW is working on a mid-cycle update for the 4-Series, which will have subtle styling changes including redesigned LED graphics on the headlights and possible new alloy wheel designs and colors. The interior is expected to remain largely the same with BMW’s new Operating System 9 and greater focus on electrification. Production of the facelifted 4-Series is expected to start in early 2024.

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Drag Races

BMW 4 Series Diesel Battles The M4 With Massive 1,017 Nm

A BMW 430d with a custom quad exhaust and a 462 hp engine was pitted against an M4 Competition with 510 hp in a series of drag races. The 430d won 3 out of 4 races, and the M4 won the rolling races from 50 mph. The diesel 4 Series Coupe was recently retired from the UK lineup due to low sales.

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Tests

Tested and evaluated a 2023 BMW XM.

https://www.bmwblog.com/2023/03/20/2023-bmw-xm-video-review/

BMW blog recently tested the 2023 BMW XM in Arizona and found it to be a very capable car, with a powerful engine and a variety of technology and design features. It’s heavier than other M SUVs, but still has great driving dynamics and can put a smile on your face. It has a diverse customer demographic and is a great car to experience for yourself.

Get Behind the Wheel And Watch The BMW M240i RWD Race Around Hockenheim

BMW’s two-wheel-drive M240i coupe lapped Hockenheim in 2 minutes and 0.7 seconds. It is much heavier than the M2 G87 but comes with a much lower price tag. Six-cylinder compact performance cars are becoming rare in 2023 with the Porsche Cayman and Alpine A110 set to be replaced by EVs in the coming years.

Doing a tour suspension overhaul on the E39 5 Series

We get to witness an E39 BMW 530i Touring receive quite the overall in this most recent video from M539 Restorations, and it’s extremely enjoyable to see. More particular, it completes suspension, my favorite task.

Honda Civic Type R vs Hyundai i30N, VW Golf R, Toyota GR Yaris and BMW M240

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/big-reads/honda-civic-type-r-vs-hyundai-i30n-vw-golf-r-toyota-gr-yaris-and-bmw-m240i

The death of the hot hatch has been reported in excessive detail. The loss of Ford and Renault might have easily been a fatal blow to the species, but the new Civic Type R adheres rigidly to the conventions of the category: front-drive, manual, four-cylinder turbo. You always know that when Honda gives a hatchback the Type R treatment, it’s not just about the increased power and stiffer suspension. (Oh, and red seatbelts, which are worth a second to a mile, as we all know.) It would take us all until we were elderly to list every single engineering modification made in a R compared to a regular Civic. Just refer to it as honorably obsessed.

BMW M3 Touring 2023 Review 

https://www.carkeys.co.uk/car-reviews/bmw-m3-touring-2023-review

It might be hard to live up to expectations, but BMW has done so with the M3 Touring. With its combination of functionality and performance, it is every bit as wonderful as we had hoped for and is able to introduce this BMW M model to a larger market. When the degree of involvement delivered is matched with practicality for regular use, nothing short of spectacular results. This is unquestionably one of the greatest performance automobiles to have emerged in 2023, especially when combined with its ferocious performance and gorgeous interior.

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News

Half of the sales of the BMW M2 F87 were made in three nations.

https://www.bmwblog.com/2023/03/21/three-countries-accounted-half-bmw-m2-f87-sales/

BMW is hoping that the new M2 G87 will be at least as popular as its predecessor, which sold close to 60,000 units between its late 2015 debut and discontinuation in 2022. A detailed examination of the statistics reveals that only three nations accounted for half of all births.

The Real Reasons Why And How BMW Invaded The Lamborghini Plant

https://www.hotcars.com/bmw-broke-into-lamborghini-factory/

In 2022, the renowned M division of BMW celebrated its 50th year. The BMW M1 was the original vehicle. It is one of the few vehicles ever created that began life as a racing car before being converted for road use only for homologation purposes.

For the 2023 season, BMW introduces a new M2 MotoGP safety car.

A new M2 has been customized by BMW to serve as the official safety vehicle for the 2023 season, as it marks 25 years as the MotoGP’s official automobile.

BMW would invest $592M in the UK Mini facility, according to a report.

https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/uks-mini-plant-could-get-592m-investment

According to unnamed sources cited by Sky News, BMW plans to invest over 500 million pounds ($592 million) at its Oxford, England, facility where it makes its Mini vehicles.

History Of BMW Slang: Bimmer, Beemer, and BeamerHistory Of BMW Slang: Bimmer, Beemer, and Beamer

https://carbuzz.com/features/bimmer-vs-beemer-vs-beamer-history-of-bmw-slang

The second common word for a car built in Munich is “Bimmer,” which gained popularity in the 1970s during the period when sales of BMWs were at an all-time high.

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